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NCS February 2013 Digital Edition

North Carolina Publishing

Flip to page 17 to find out how North Carolina’s biggest bucks were killed last fall. Also, winter redfish are on the prowl this month. 

Photos by Dan Kibler & Robbie Bennett.

Deer of the Year
November was a month to remember for many North Carolina hunters because the Tarheel State gave up some tremendous bucks again.
By Craig Holt

Follow the ‘Wolfe pack’ to Cape Fear winter reds
Father-son guide team looks for deep holes in otherwise shallow backwaters for schooling puppy drum.
By Jeff Burleson

Gangs of New River
The bays and creeks off the Onslow County waterway are full of winter red drum. Learn how to catch them here.
By Jerry Dilsaver

Beagles & bunnies
Hunting rabbits is good exercise and can be lots of fun when dogs are well-trained, hunters are prepared and the habitat is good.
By Craig Holt

Top-Notch Trout
North of Lenoir, Wilson Creek is among North Carolina’s best trout streams, year-round. Learn how to seine its pools, runs and riffles from some experts.
By Tim Mead

Mine the mother lode of cold rockfish
Lake Tillery is a valuable resource for freshwater striped bass anglers during the winter.
By Craig Holt

Swamp Busters
These Bladen County hunters have plenty of room to operate when they take to the woods after dark in search of their favorite masked targets.
By Mike Marsh

Hatteras ORV beach access back in state court

Backlashes By Craig Holt
Line Scores from the Livewell By Tony Garitta
Cooking on the Wild Side By Capt. Jerry Dilsaver & Ty Conti
Lunker Lines By David Fritts
Greener Pastures By Jeff Burlson
High Tides By Jerry Dilsaver
Head for the Mountains By Robert Satterwhite

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